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Comedy Central
Oct 4, 2012 11:30pm PDT
hour and a half to waste last night, here's how it looks. >> we welcome president obama and governor romney. (applause) (laughter) (applause) thank you and good night. >> stephen: pretty much captures it. now of course a lot of belly acres on the left, incidentally bellyaching not covered under romney's plan, insisted on paying attention to the words they said, and pointed out that mitt changing almost all of his positions could backfire. like this from npr. romney goes on offense. pays for it in first wave of fact checks. oh no! mitt could lose the fact checking race. quick, some fact checker should research how many electoral college votes the swing state of fact checkelsvannia has. because-- because i think-- i think-- i think it's even fewer than north i don't give a [bleep]. folks, the fact check mafia is just a bet because romney won by pivoting. exactly like his senior advisor eric fernstrom said he was going to do after the primary. >> everything changes. if is almost like an etch-a-sketch, you can kind of shape it up-- shake it up and we start all over again. >> stephen: and
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 3:00pm EDT
sees his vision for coal versus president obama's vision. governor romney has been critical of the coal in the past but insists he is a friend and says president obama would be hostile. here is governor romney in virginia. >> the ahead of the epa has said the regulations on burning coal are so stringent it is impossible do build a new coal-powered plant. i don't believe putting our coal under the ground forever but we should take advantage of it and put american workers back to work and use a resource that is clean and can be burned cleanly. >>reporter: that is a very important message in that part of virginia where a lot of jobs have been lost. the president and governor romney will talk about jobs when he comes to st. petersburg. the campaign does not think the new unemployment figure will have much of an effect after so ma months of bad news, one month of positive numbers will not turn things around for the president. >>trace: john roberts, live for us in st. pete. the former c.e.o. of general electric, jack welch, seemed to suggest that the job numbers were too good to be true.
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
and get america working again. >>reporter: governor romney took aims at president obama's plan to raise taxes on wealthy americans by $1 trillion saying that hits the small job market unduly hard and could result in 700,000 jobs simply evaporating. >>trace: we mention governor romney's second battle ground state the day. how is he tailoring the message to the different communities he is visiting? >>reporter: when he comes to st. petersburg area on the west coast of florida he will talk about medicare. it is an important issue through the entire state of florida. early today in virginia he was in coal country meeting with out of the work coal miners talking about what he sees his vision for coal versus president obama's vision. governor romney has been critical of the coal in the past but insists he is a friend and says president obama would be hostile. here is governor romney in virginia. >> the ahead of the epa has said the regulations on burning coal are so stringent it is impossible do build a new coal-powered plant. i don't believe putting our coal under the ground forever but
Current
Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm PDT
all from last night's debate. watch. >> obama: governor romney and i both agree corporate tax rates are too high. i suspect on social security we have similar position. and governor romney and i agree we got to boost american energy production. we've made enormous process on drawing on ideas on republicans and democrats. >> cenk: it's a debate! this is not when you agree. this is when you disagree! it's a debate! so unfortunately, i had given mitt romney some advice on how he can possibly win this thing and i said, look, come at it from the left. watch what i said before the debate. >> i would attack from the left. you say wait a minute, mitt romney is not a progressive you're right. who cares. you think the media is going to call that out? they're not going to call that out. if mitt romney did a full attack on president obama during the debates from a progressive perspective, that would actually work. and he'd get to say what? i care about the middle class. think guy obviously doesn't. >> cenk: and i talked about the middle class. i talked about poverty banks etc. and then get a lo
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 2:00pm EDT
want to play what president obama and governor romney said just a short time ago reacting to the jobs reports. let me play those first, both of them. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month, and the unemployment rate as you noted this year has come down very, very slowly. it's come down nonetheless. the reason it came down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> so john harwood, before we talk about this back and forth, i want to talk about the psychological impact of the rate falling below 8% today. >> it's positive for obama and say that the rate is where it was when i took office. i don't think we should be under any illusions. 7.8% is a high unemployment rate, weak economy. it is a talking point for the administration, and it will get a lot of media attention. it doesn't change the underlying economic reality facing
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
election day. as you might expect, president obama and governor romney saw these numbers quite differently and we have two reports tonight. first, nancy cordes covering the president and she's in cleveland. nancy? >> reporter: scott, you could practically see the relief on the president's face today and not just because this news helped to change the subject from his shaky debate performance. high unemployment has been an albatross around his neck the past four years. today he mentioned the drop not once but twice starting at virginia. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. (cheers and applause) more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> reporter: around steady rain in cleveland where president obama shared a coat with the supporter who introduced him, he made it clear to a crowd of 9,000 that he understands there's still a long way to go. >> there are too many friends and neighbors who are still looking for work. too many families who are still struggling to pay the bills. and they were strug
FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
cnn polls showed an even more dramatic results. governor romney beating president obama by more than 30 points scoring a record 67 percent of as the winner. the first time a candidate has ever topped 60% in apple. the poll also showing 56 percent had changed their view of romney for the better since last night's debate. we will be taking all of that up here tonight with veteran campaign strategist and a former reagan political director ed rollins, a columnist and fox is political analyst ron williams and later author, former federal prosecutor andrew mccarthy. our next guest was in that debate spin room in denver last night. anchoring fox news coverage, joining us now, threadbare, the host a special report on the fox news channel. welcome. congratulations on another extraordinary evening for the fox news channel. >> thanks, lou. lou: let's start with your impressions, if we may, of the two men because it was -- i think most of us were a little surprised with the aggressiveness of governor romney and that seeming sort of hangdog continents of the president's in the lack of respon
Comedy Central
Oct 4, 2012 7:30pm PDT
short time ago president obama and governor romney wrapped up their first debate. who knows if they even had the debate with yesterday's bombshell. full day, drudge-con one, blue siren alert, obama race video. hannity had the exclusive. >> tonight you will hear from barack obama like you have never heard from him before. a video has been uncovered from a campaign event in 2007 of then-candidate obama. it contains some of the most divisive class warfare and rarlly charged rhetoric ever use by barack obama. >> jon: casually tossing out words like honky, white trash, o-fay, spf-45 wearing mother... the video had been widely covered when the event occurred in 2007, but that doesn't matter. i'll let hannity's guest explain. >> people say, this has already been reported. well, it hasn't been, and i know because i reported on it the first time. [laughter] [applause] >> jon: so let's see some of the highlights of this, explosive video. >> cracker ass, cracker ass cracker. i wish that cracker would have said some [bleeped] to me. saltine ass mother [bleeped]. [laughter] >> jon: obviously tha
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
romney as governor. he's co-chairman of the obama campaign and one of the president's staunchest defenders. what did he make of president obama's debate performance? he joins me now. governor, the general consensus seems to be your man took one hell of a shellacking. >> i think the president had a good debate but i think romney had a better one, to tell you the truth, especially on style points. we know governor romney from our time here in massachusetts, his time here in massachusetts. we know him to be a very effective salesman and he was selling. the problem is what he was selling won't actually do what he says it will do. it will not grow opportunity from the middle out. >> tell me this, though. i remember when we spoke at the dnc convention, you said, you made a big speech, we talked about it afterwards, time for the party to show some backbone. by party, obviously including the president. last night he didn't seem to have any backbone whatsoever. what was the whole strategy of just staring down at his notes, not engaging, not competing, not really doing anything. i watched
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 12:00am EDT
the debate. and governor duval patrick on why he says this about his friend, president obama. >> i for one will not stand by and let him be bullied out of office. >> i will ask them both where this campaign is headed. plus my all-star political experts on what the candidates should do next. >> we are going to take back the white house. >> we don't want what he's been selling for the last year. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening. our big story tonight, 33 days to go until the election and in the wake of the first big presidential debate, the candidates are out on the campaign trail sounding like they're pretty well ready for round two already. listen to mitt romney in his surprise visit to the conservative political action conference. >> last night i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see two very different visions for the country, and i think it was helpful to be able to describe those visions. i saw the president's vision as trickle down government and i don't think that's what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes thro
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
governor definite himself effectively. number three, president obama will lose some steam in the polls, and with the adoring media. but, and this is big: mr. obama will come back hard on october 16th. you can count on that. governor romney has to, again, be on his game. two more things. from the very beginning of the campaign, i said the debates will tell the tale. >> bill: what mitt romney absolutely has to do, if he hopes to defeat president obama is win the three debates. now, we have seen the governor debate well and we have seen him get his butt kicked. >> bill: last night romney debated well. and may be on his way to the white house if that continues. finally i made this prediction last night. >> mitt romney will wish the first couple a happy anniversary. one of the first things he does. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. [ laughter ] so congratulations. >> bill: way to go, governor. keep watching the factor. and that's the memo. now for the rest of the program this evening. we're goi
WETA
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
was front and center on the campaign trail as both president obama and governor romney visited virginia. >> reporter: the jobs report took away one of governor romney's signature stump speech about how long the unemployment rate has been above eight percent. >> the reason its come down this year is because more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> tom: today's report actually showed people returned to the labor force in september. it's the first time since last october the unemployment rate fell while more people entered in the workforce. >> but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy and score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> tom: only one more monthly job report remains before election day. and with such high stakes, former general electric c.e.o. jack welch stirred up controversy with this comment on twitter, accusing president obama's re-election campaign of essentially manipulating the report. - quote - unbelievable jobs numbers...these chicago guys will do anyt
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 1:00am EDT
time. president obama got 4 more minutes of talk time than governor romney. but vice-president gore said that he thought that the president didn't do well because he came to denver late and the altitude was 5,000 feet [overlapping dialogue] >> i flew in that day and managed to write a story. i don't know if it made any sense. >> way to persevere. >> justin? >> going back tolerer. one other problem with the democrats' argument, at the end of the debate, obama went up to lehrer and said on camera, he did a great job. >> greta: he's being social. he couldn't say he did a lousy job. >> but if he was electricitily upset, you would undermine that. >> greta: i love that everybody loves the idea of jim lehrer. ever after the debate, some people didn't like him. gentlemen, thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. if you know anyone with a batbad want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions... because the results..
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 1:00am PDT
. >> bill: that was a scripted line but the governor delivered it well. on the other side, president obama's best line mocked romney over the vagueness of his tax proposals. >> at some point, i think the american people have to ask themselves, is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they are too good? is it because that somehow middle class families are going to benefit too much from them? >> bill: again that was a scripted line. the president didn't deliver it with much verb. >> the president the is a good debater and public speaker we know that the mistake he he made last night was coming off as a boring college professor. he simply droned on and on about people he met in kalamazoo or some place, who had a tough deal going on. instead of making dramatic points, the president meandered. and i couldn't believe -- i couldn't believe that mr. obama didn't even bring up mitt romney's 47% remark. what happened to that? by saying he thought 47% of americans wouldn't vote for him because they are tied to entitlements mr. romney put himself in a diffi
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
land any big punches on president obama. >> bill: memo to donna brazil whom i like the governor didn't have to land any big punches because the president slipped to the canvas all by himself. our pal james carville was a bit more realistic. >> it looked like romney wanted to be there and president obama didn't want to be there. he seemed like he was happy to be there debating because obama gave the impression that this -- the whole thing was kind of a lot of trouble. >> bill: it was a lot of trouble for the president. a cnn poll taken immediately after the debate said that 67% of registered voters believe mitt romney won the contest. just 25 percent said president obama did. a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters who watched the debate was interesting. 46% of them say mitt romney won. 22% believe the president came out on top. 32% say it was a tie. so, it was a good night for governor romney indeed. now, what does this mean going forward? number one, the romney campaign is energized. it will be easier to raise money. number two, the president's attack ads on television against ro
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
-- in with a check ahead. president obama and governor romney are going to have to taxes in virginia because they are there that much. visits -- paid today. lot to talk about. the jobs report was below 8%. we will tell you why the celebrating and why mitt romney is fighting back. see you in a few minutes. >> we look forward to that. tonight, an unemployed man his pregnant wife think they a winner with a chicken dish. >> are you crying? when was the first time you put chicken in a blender? [laughter] >> tears of laughter, i guess? shark tank is on at 8:00 tonight. all followed by abc 7 news at 11 o'clock. >> i will take your word for it, their word for it. has toee what bob ryan the weather for us this weekend. >> i think we are heading into a as the thunder comes around. evening, and also for saturday, a look at the current temperature is right now. 81 degrees in washington. hagerstown, 77. high 40's.s into the this is the picture from the forest service. you can see some beautiful color out there. the high of a late -- the high and tomorrow morning to see it.e time we will be seeing
Current
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
don't want what he's been selling for the last year. [ cheers & applause ] >> obama: governor romney may dance around his positions but if you want to be president you owe the american people the truth. >> jennifer: now arguably, he should have been talking like that on the stage last night or have gone after it but he didn't. so do you think that it's important for the president today to stoke the fires of his supporters after their dreams were doused last night? >> well, he almost has to but the problem of course, is that it's such a contrast between yesterday and today that it almost exacerbates the problem or draws more attention to it. and of course, it's funny. he's talking about the romney who showed up to debate there because a lot of us who were watching the debate was wondering where was the obama that we knew at the debate last night. >> jennifer: it is kind of interesting, isn't it? you have actually written a lot about psyching yourself up before a debate. president obama -- he did get into denver just two hours before the debate. do you think that based on his performan
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
he hopes to defeat president obama is win the three debates. now, we have seen the governor debate well and we have seen him get his butt kicked. >> bill: last night romney debated well. and may be on his way to the white house if that continues. finally i made this prediction last night. >> mitt romney will wish the first couple a happy anniversary. one of the first things he does. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. [ laughter ] so congratulations. >> bill: way to go, governor. keep watching the factor. and that's the memo. now for the rest of the program this evening. we're going to analyze what happened last night in a no-spin way. charles krauthammer is next followed by bob beckel. megyn kelly and laura ingraham. the factor will return after these announcements. are you ready ? share everything by turning your smartphone into a mobile hotspot for up to 8 wifi-enabled devices at no extra charge. like the new droid razr m by motorola only $99.99. >> bill: continuing now with our
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 12:00am PDT
unnecessary censorship." >> for the first time tonight, president obama and governor mitt romney will [ bleep ] each other on stage. >> i talked to a guy who has a very small [ bleep ]. >> the teacher that i met in las vegas, wonderful young lady, who describes to me, she's got 42 [ bleep ] in her [ bleep ]. >> converted his bedroom to a shrine of men with freakishly large [ bleep ]. >> naked [ bleep ] sticking out. >> one of gail anderson's favorite days of the year. >> she sometimes threatened to lick the [ bleep ]. >> please don't lick the [ bleep ]. >> if i want to lick a [ bleep ], i will lick a [ bleep ]. >> it's over there, it's white. i will lick it for you later. >> and your official photographer. i [ bleep ] him. you take their picture. >> mr. mayor, thank you for joining us. >> [ bleep ] you, wolf. >> who's got the [ bleep ] of the day today? >> i do! >> yeah! >> the overall feeling was surprise, frankly, that mitt romney and many people's words, didn't put his [ bleep ] in his mouth. >> how is that pain coming? >> i don't know. let me check. looking good! [ applause ] >> j
FOX Business
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
you soon and thank you. up next, president obama spoke for minutes longer than governor romney in the wednesday night debate. guess what he wasted? nearly a minute of that time during it. coming up next week, an all-star lineup. brit hume joins us and she will we were come right back email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. lou: there were times in the debate the president looked lost without his teleprompter. does feed put together a compilation of every time the president stuttered. >> what we have said is ah ah ah ah ah but what we have also said it is ah. lou: he wasted almost one minute on ah and staring. harry reid is something else. levelling another false accusation against governor romney. in july he claimed romney did not detect this 10 years. that turned out, he miseries a bit -- misrepresented th
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm PDT
debated both president obama and governor romney. what does he have to say? last night tweeting, if that debate was a fight, they would have stopped. it but today, he warns, do not underestimate president obama. senator john mccain is here. good evening, sir. good evening. >> greta: there was an interesting debate last night. let me get the overall view. i know that you said earlier it was poor. but if you could elaborate on that? >> greta, i think that it obviously was a very big win for for -- for mitt. i think it's pretty obvious that -- that president obama has spent the last four years in a bubble with an adoring media. but i also know that barack obama is a very excellent debater. he knows -- he will be going over the mistakes that he made and i think that he hrs is going to be much better and much better prepared in the next debate. this was really important. i saw where i think 67 million people watched. and one of the most important things about this, gret awas that they have spent -- the obama campaign has spent hundreds of millions of dollars portraying mitt romney as a b
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
critique of obama care, anderson, which just like about everything else that governor romney did during the debate, was appropriately respectful, civil, but extremely tough and fact-laden. he laid out a systematic and devastating critique of obama's record on health care, including the independent payment advisory boards, across the board cuts in services, including $716 billion in draconian cuts to providers, nursing homes, hospitals and doctors under medicare, including $2 trillion in new spending, including dozens of higher taxes, and his argument was mr. president, this is a big government scheme that doesn't work for trying to take over one-seventh of the gdp. i think for conservatives that was a rallying cry. >> would you say it was a game changer or is that going too far for you? >> well, i think it's too early to say that. look, i worked on the bush campaign in 2004. when we went into the first debate at the university of miami and i guess it was late september, kerry had a very strong performance. we came out of that debate, anderson, lost about five points in the gallup, more
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
from a presidential debate. in ohio, rasmussen showing president obama's leading governor romney by one point. sixty to 49. in florida, a big shift showing governor romney leading president obama 49 to 47%. he had been showing mitt romney behind in florida prior to that debate. now he is ahead. in virginia, governor romney leading the president 49 to 48%. along with more voters, we saw an interesting tweet from former howard dean campaign manager joe trippi. he wrote that 20 minutes into the debate, gop online voter registration doubled above normal. and it is still at that pace. he said that at 6:00 p.m. eastern yesterday. citing a democratic source. joining me now is laura ingle. he didn't want to get too specific, he's a democrat saying that the registrations are going way up for these republicans in the wake of what we saw on wednesday night. and that you have other republicans who are saying it truly was a game changing moment. >> i think that's right, and i think the rasmussen poll and the new donations for the romney campaign every two seconds -- all of this adds up to a siza
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 2:35am EDT
disrespected by president obama and governor romney? >> i didn't expect much. >> they worried that he was treated like a doormat was part of the possibility. >> yeah. they both kind of ran right over him. give me more time. i'm going to continue. jim didn't seem to have a lot of control in the debate. >> it's hard though, rob. >> it's intimidating. how do you tell the president, how do you control that? has to be a better way. other people have done a better way. i don't think other moderators, martha raddatz, or candy crowley. i think you will see a different tone. >> should have considered simon cowell. for this role. exactly. >> exactly. >> who was on -- >> jim, 12th, perhaps final. real quick news here -- j-lo in paris for fashion week, sporting a huge rock. couldn't get the picture -- couldn't afford it. spent all money on tacos. a huge rock. rumors she will marry caspar smart, backup dancer, rocking a big ring at the show. apparently husband number 18 could be on the way for jennifer lopez. could be on the way for jennifer lopez. ldberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pil
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
denver, colorado, as governor and president obama faced off in their first presidential debate. our partners at fact check say there were many repeated claims which stretched the truth. let's start with president obama's take on romney's tax plan. >> this is where there's a difference because governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> when president obama says that governor romney is going to provide a $5 trillion tax cut, he's only telling half the story. governor romney proposes a 20% across-the-board income tax cut, and to abolish the estate taxes. >> reporter: governor romney still hasn't described in detail how he's going to accomplish his revenue-neutral plans without raising taxes on the middle class, without increasing the deficit. now to president obama's claim that he'd only raise taxes on upper income people to where they were under president clinton. >> i have said that for incomes over $250,000 a year, that we should go back to the rates that we had when bill clinton was president, when we created 23 million new jobs. >> what president o
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 11:00am EDT
. reaction from president obama and governor romney coming up. >>> plus, the first presidential debate surprising many people on both sides of the political aisle. we'll take a look at how the mainstream media are covering the president's lackluster performance and what just might be the boost governor romney's campaign has been looking for. i've got my dialing finger all ready. why? because i'm gonna make the call to switch to a new medicare prescription drug plan. i want a plan that covers the medications i take. and i want getting my medications to be convenient. and i want low copays. really low copays. [ male announcer ] choose an aarp medicarerx plan from unitedhealthcare. unitedhealthcare understands your needs. that's why when you switch you'll say hello to savings... hello to value... hello to a part d plan that's there for you. enroll right over the phone or call now for your free information kit. it includes this guide to part d and aarp medicarerx plans. i can choose a plan with no deductible or low monthly premiums. either way, i can use my savings for other, better things
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 8:00am PDT
year. governor mitt romney riding a big wave of momentum all of a sudden as he president obama campaign this morning in virginia. the battleground state with 13 electoral votes up for grabs. governor romney attending a rally in a few moments in washington county which supported john mccain by a 2-to-1 margin over the president in 2008. more on that in a moment. right now back to our top story, the drop in the national unemployment rate. it now stands officially at 7.8% in september. the economy adding 114,000 jobs last month, but not nearly enough to keep pace with population growth. so how does the overall rate drop? if we delve deeper into the numbers what does it really tell us about the health. economy five weeks from election day? charles payne, fox business network and ceo of w street.com. he joins us now. charles, if 114,000 jobs added will not keep pace with population growth, how does the rate drop? >> jon, when the bureau labor statisticses does the monthly job survey, they do two of them. one they call the establishment survey. that is the one we really take our cue
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
? >> the obama campaign gets aggressive on mitt romney's lies on the airwaves. >> if we can't trust him here, how could we ever trust him here? >> and on the campaign trail -- >> governor romney made the dance around his positions but if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> tonight, stephanie cutter of the obama campaign on last night's performance and the way forward. sam stein, e.j. dionne on romney's style versus the president's substance. >> i like pbs. i love big bird. >> david k. johnston on romney's huge tax lie. james hoff of the teamsters on romney's 108 on his feelings for the american mid-dle class. and ohio state senator nina turner on what last night's debate means for the buckeye state. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. if it were just only a game, right? the presidential debate last night was ugly. it was an ugly night because the truth left the building. it took a beating. give mitt romney credit, though. he was an all-american liar last night. and the president seemed to leave his best material, his best game at
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm PDT
you outlined, ohio is trending in favor of president obama. ohioans get governor romney does not understand that being president of the united states is not a business venture, it's a service venture, and governor rommy does not get it. he hasn't been in elected office since 2007 so it was easy for him to talk last night about hypotheticals and what he would have done. what he did as governor was slash budgets by hundreds of millions of dollars for local government, cut funding for higher education. he left office with a 34% approval rating. ohioans are not buying etch a sketch part ii, excuse me, governor romney was shifting last night, ed. >> "the hill" reports republicans plan to spend $4.2 million in ohio this week. it's $2 million less than they spent last week. can money shift votes in ohio, you think? which, of course, leads me to the next question about early voting. combine those two. what about the money, what about the early voting? >> well certainly money has some impact, but ed, in ohio, money is not going to buy governor romney love. ohioans understand who stood by
WETA
Oct 5, 2012 2:00am EDT
" coverage of the first presidential debate between president barack obama and former governor mitt romney. i'm again ifil. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. tonight's debate will be moderated by our own jim leerer and will start a little over a minute from now, from the magness arena. >> after the debate we'll talked to arrow shapiro and scott horsily in denver, and christina bellantony. >> woodruff: you can follow along online on our live stream and live plog. two very quick thoughts from mark and david. mark, it come downs to this. >> in a rare race it's become increasingly a referendum on the challenger rather than the incumbent. can the challenger mitt romney make this a referendum on the president. >> who has the toughest job? >> romney. maybe jim lehrer. format i love. much more demanding on jim but better for us. >> ifill: we're looking forward to what jim has to say tonight. it's a big night and we'll go to the convention hall and hoar from our own jim lehrer. >> lehrer: good evening, from the ma nag mess arena in colora. i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidentia
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 1:00am PDT
president obama and governor romney walked onstage last night, their body language was sending its own message. nothing escaped the cameras. from eye contact to smiles, to how alert and engaged they seemed to be. according to the polls and pundits, mitt romney aced this part of the debate. many democrats accused president obama of giving a flat, uninspired performance. on the eve of the debate we talked to a body language expert who teaches at harvard business school. she told us what things to watch for. i got to say i'm usually very skeptical about this body language thing, but i find this woman very convincing and really interesting. a lot of things she talked about, i was watching for last night. tonight she breaks down the body language that won and lost the debate. here's gary tuchman. >> they shake, they touch, they talk. they're doing it all. what does that tell you? >> i can't see what romney's doing with his nondominant hand. i think it's interesting that obama is sort of moving his hand on romney's arm so it's more gentle and it's warm. the smiles i thought were interest
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